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Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet breaks cover: world's slimmest tablet

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Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet breaks cover: world's slimmest tablet

Introduction


The slimmest 10-inch tablet has arrived: welcome the Sony Xperia Z4 tablet.

The new Sony tablet features the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 810 system chip in an impressively sleek, svelte body measuring just 6.1mm thick and tipping the scales at the impressively lightweight 0.86lbs (389g).

Specs at a quick glance:
Display: 10.1-inch 2K display
System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64-bit chip
Design: 389g/393g (Wi-Fi/LTE) weight, 6.1mm thickness
Battery life: 6,000mAh battery, 17 hours of video playback
Protection: IP68-certified

Design and Display


The Xperia Z4 Tablet continues on the legacy of beautifully crafted Sony products with the same style as we’re used to seeing from the company in the past couple of years. This time around, Sony has managed to strip the tablet of all the extra weight and size, making it the world’s slimmest 10-inch tablet (yes, slimmer than the iPad Air 2 even). With a razor sharp 6.1mm of thickness, the Z4 Tablet has the visual appearance of a super-slim gadget as well.

The 10.1-inch display on the slate features a very high, 2K resolution (we’re yet to hear the exact pixel count). Stay tuned for our hands-on coverage for more details about the actual screen quality.

Performance, Processor, and Camera


The Snapdragon 810 octa-core system chip is one of the most powerful pieces of silicon available for a mobile device at the moment, and in a tablet chassis, Sony can make it run at maximum speeds. It’s also a 64-bit design, meaning it can take full use of all the benefits coming with Android 5.0 Lollipop. In addition, you get 32GB of internal storage in the base Z4 Tablet model.

Sony has also equipped the tablet with an 8-megapixel rear camera that promises to deliver in both good and scant lighting, while up front there is a 5-megapixel selfie shooter.

Price and Release Date


The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet comes in two flavors: one with Wi-Fi connectivity only, and another one with the addition of 4G LTE connectivity.

While we have no details about the actual availability, we would not be surprised to see this new tablet arrive to all major Western markets. Official pricing is not available either, but we’d guess that this one will be in the vicinity of the $500 for the base Wi-Fi model.

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posted on 02 Mar 2015, 00:10 2

1. Iodine (Posts: 1284; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Ok so how much thinner it is than iPad Air 2 ? 0,02 mm or so ?
Or it's just some marketing ?

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 00:16 2

5. galanoth (Posts: 424; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


Totally questioning the same thing.
How does this get worlds thinnest tablet at 6.1 mm?
iPad Air 2 and Dell Venue 8 7000 are also 6.1 mm.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 00:59 7

16. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1097; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I think they meant it is lighter than the iPad Air 2 while matching it's thinness. The iPad Air 2 is 437 g for the Wi-Fi version while this is 389g.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 01:50

24. galanoth (Posts: 424; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


They should have called it the worlds lightest 10 inch tablet.
slimness makes people think about width but thats just me.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 00:11 1

2. maherk (Posts: 3365; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Them bezels!! Looks more like a photo frame than a tablet.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 00:15 5

4. NedStarkLeMadrilene (Posts: 19; Member since: 26 Oct 2013)


Oh yeah, those bezels haters are starting to pop up....

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 00:25 15

7. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


Bezels haters should extinct, hating bezels is just bulls**t, especially on a tablet.

The size of the bezels on the Z4 Tablet is already perfect for a tablet, easy to hold.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 00:33 12

10. kobainez (Posts: 426; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


WTF! Why do you need a small bezels on a big tablet? This bezels is smaller compared to last generation z tablet. Go troll somewhere else

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 00:36 2

12. maherk (Posts: 3365; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Calm down Sony lovers, i was just stating the fact!! You can't brag about having the slimmest tablet(slimmer by 0.0000000001mm btw than the iPad) while stretching the cr*p out of the tablet!!

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 00:48 10

14. NedStarkLeMadrilene (Posts: 19; Member since: 26 Oct 2013)


You're just annoying! This is a beautiful tablet, period!!

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 01:07 5

18. mixedfish (Posts: 1144; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


If it was 'stretched' it wouldn't be over 11% lighter than the iPad.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 00:34 4

11. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 579; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


It's actually looking less than the Z2 Tablet. This is a bit compact than before.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 00:57 7

15. TypicalGeek (Posts: 127; Member since: 19 Feb 2015)


Do you even know ergonomic in using tablet?

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 01:05 6

17. mixedfish (Posts: 1144; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


It's got a bezel to screen ratio less than 2% of the Ipad Air 2 and 3% on the Samsung Tab S 10.5.

Yet it either has a larger screen, thinner or lighter body than those respectively.

No need to go all ODD on the issue. ~3% isn't going to make your fingers bleed.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 01:54 1

25. galanoth (Posts: 424; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


Tab S 10.5 has a bigger screen.
Hence 10.5

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 01:13 6

20. DanteTheGreat (Posts: 45; Member since: 31 Jul 2014)


It also happens to be waterproof.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 00:14 2

3. NedStarkLeMadrilene (Posts: 19; Member since: 26 Oct 2013)


That's cool, but how about this time they make new colors other than white and black?

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 02:04 1

26. TypicalGeek (Posts: 127; Member since: 19 Feb 2015)


Agree, the purple in Z ultra and Coral red in M4 Aqua would be nice. I love flashy looking tablets.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 00:22 1

6. medicci37 (Posts: 1268; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


2560×1440 isn't 2k

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 15:06 2

32. araxala (Posts: 12; Member since: 18 Jan 2015)


Are you being moronic on purpose?
It's an industry standard. 4k TV's (UHDTV's like my gorgeous 65" samsung) are actually 3840 x 2160 resolution. QHD screens are 2560 x 1440. Also referred to as 2k in many cases like the article above. Remember that 5k LG Tv? That's at 5120 x 2160 so does that mean it's only 2k resolution to you?

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 00:28 4

8. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


Looks good.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 00:29

9. Nbartakke (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Ram?
Flash?

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 00:44 2

13. Biernot (unregistered)


i prefer the iPad Air 2

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 01:10 1

19. yUlek (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 May 2014)


And same, old, s**t launcher

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 01:28

21. ander204 (Posts: 20; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


NO SD CARD SUPPORT!?

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 01:44 4

22. anleoflippy (Posts: 595; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


Yes, it has a microSD slot.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 01:45 3

23. anleoflippy (Posts: 595; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


They shave of the physical size and made the bezels smaller than the Z2 Tablet and Tablet Z but still made it comfortable to hold it without touching the screen?

Good move there Sony. Might sell my Tablet Z for this.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 02:37 2

29. anleoflippy (Posts: 595; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


And Open USB Port and still waterproof?
OOOHHHHH

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 02:06

27. NotAGeek (Posts: 279; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


At least sony upgrade the screen to QHD.And big tablets DO need a QHD screen

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 16:09

34. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


It is QHD.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 02:29

28. MrET1 (Posts: 110; Member since: 29 Jan 2015)


So slim they can make a watercooler accessoire for the snapdragon 810's overheating.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 04:51

30. josephnero (Posts: 552; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


great

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 05:34

31. JaroB (Posts: 107; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)


SONY Xperia Z3 tablet Compact ....

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 15:07

33. araxala (Posts: 12; Member since: 18 Jan 2015)


Time to upgrade my Xperia Tablet Z :)

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